Good first take! In Tarsia the first Regional forum about possibilities of Rete Natura 2000 financing

Yesterday at the headquarters of the natural reserves of Tarsia, the first regional forum  "PSR 2014-20: The funding possibilities for Rete Natura 2000" promoted by the Sector "Parks and Protected Natural Areas" of the Department of Environment and Territory of the Calabria region for the Pan Life Project.

Launch of the Regional Forum for the management of Natura 2000 sites


More efforts needed to implement the Natura 2000 network to its full potential

Improvements are needed in the management, financing and monitoring of Natura 2000  

Climate change poses increasingly severe risks for ecosystems, human health and the economy in Europe

Europe’s regions are facing rising sea levels and more extreme weather

European Red List of Habitat

The first ever European Red List of Habitats reviews the current status of all natural and semi-natural terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats and highlights the pressures they face.

A Starter’s Guide on similarities and differences between the Nature Directives and Water Framework Directive...

This starter’s guide provides a brief overview of the five EU environmental directives that target the protection and management of Europe’s freshwater and marine environments.

Fitness Check of Nature legislation: the European Birds and Habitats Directives fit for purpose, but their implementation needs to be improved

Since late 2014 the Commission has carried out an evidence-based critical analysis of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives  

Adapting to climate change – a major challenge for forests

Climate change means that trees germinating today will be living in a much-altered climate by the time they reach middle age. The expected changes are likely to hit them hard and threaten key forest functions in the decades ahead. However, appropriate management shall enable to increase the forest habitat's adaptability.

Marine Protected Areas and climate change report

A new IUCN report, “Marine Protected Areas and climate change: Adaptation and mitigation synergies, opportunities and challenges”,looks at how Marine Protected Areas can help combat climate change. The report gathered inputs from leading scientists, and MPA and marine climate change experts.

Ten principles of Citizen Science according to the ECSA

The ECSA working group “Sharing best practice and building capacity” set out ten key principles which should underlie citizen science initiatives.      

Defining principles of mobile Apps and platforms development for best practice in citizen science: Interaction, Interoperability, Innovation

13 - 14 December 2016, Berlin: workshop co-organized by ECSA and Stadtnatur entdecken, a project of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.  

Local participation can help achieve conservation outcomes without compromising fisheries

The importance of seagrass meadows, groups of flowering plants found in the sea, in supporting fisheries has been highlighted by a new study in San Simón Bay, a Natura 2000 site in Spain.  

Towards a national plan for biodiversity monitoring

The National Conference “Towards a national biodiversity monitoring plan: manuals for species and habitats of community interest” was held in Rome on 19 and 20 October 2016.  

How Much Biodiversity is in Natura 2000

The ultimate goal of the Habitats and Birds Directives is to ensure the long-term sustainability of around 230 habitats and 2,000 species of animals and plants that are naturally occurring in the EU. But how much of a contribution do the two Nature Directives make to the conservation of Europe’s biodiversity as a whole? In order to answer this question, the Commission in 2013 initiated a research project to assess the significance of the presumed ‘umbrella effect’ of the Natura 2000 network.

International Workshop: Nature Conservation and EU Financing - Challenges, Best Practices and Options

10 October 2016 – Bratislava, Slovakia Organized by NABU (BirdLife in Germany), SOS/BirdLife Slovakia and BirdLife Europe, the workshop is part of the new Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process of the European Commission.

Workshop on "Integration of Nature and Water European Directives"

A workshop on integration of Nature and Water European Directives, lessons learned and new perspectives, has been held in Rome on July 6th.

CE study on marine socio-economic benefits of N2K

The European Commission produced a study in order to better understand the socioeconomic benefits of the marine Natura 2000 network.

Integration of Natura 2000 and biodiversity into EU funding

Natura 2000 funding opportunities exist under each of the European structural and investment funds (ESIFs), which include the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), the Cohesion Fund (CF) and the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

Study Workshop: Promotion of restoration in the context of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

28 September 2016, Bruxelles, Belgium   The workshop will discuss the draft outputs of the work undertaken for the study: “Technical support in relation to the promotion of restoration in the context of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”.

10th European Conference on Ecological Restoration - ‘Best Practices in Ecological Restoration’

21 - 26 August 2016, Freising, Germany The 10th European Conference on Ecological Restoration will be held at the Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan - Technische Universität München.

Management of Natura 2000 sites in Estuaries and Sea Ports

15 – 16 September 2016, Hamburg, Germany Stiftung Lebensraum Elbe will organise a two-day event in cooperation with the Behörde für Umwelt und Energie. The organisers expect to welcome attendees involved with or interested in any topic related to estuaries management such as port authorities, water management bodies, coast management bodies, environmental organisations, local/regional governments, etc. Any organisation with ideas, problems and solutions regarding estuaries management will be welcome.

ECSA Conference “Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy”

19-21 May 2016, Berlin, Germany The ECSA (European Citizen Science Association) Conference is aimed at policy makers, science funders, scientists, practitioners in the field of citizen science, Non-Governmental Organisations and interested citizens.

Beyond Wood - the multiple services provided by Europe's forests

23 May 2016, Brussels The conference is organized by the European Commission to gather key players in the field to discuss what needs to be done on Europe's forest ecosystems and how the EU can help.

Europe’s grasslands, woodlands and marine areas face increased threats

Europe’s ecosystems face increasing pressure such as pollution, overexploitation, urban sprawl and the effects of climate change. These are the findings of a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, recently published, which takes stock of the condition of Europe’s ecosystems.

Il Presidente della Regione Mario Oliverio illustra il progetto “LIFE PAN”

La regione calabria punta sulla natura con il progetto ‘pan life’ un piano di sviluppo e promozione per la salvaguardia dei siti rete natura 2000

Conferenza stampa progetto PAN LIFE

La conferenza si terrà a Catanzaro, presso la Cittadella regionale, il 7 marzo 2016 alle 15:30

The European Parliament on the mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy

The European Parliament, with the resolution of 2 February 2016, opposes a possible revision of the Nature Directives because this would be bad for nature, for people and for business

Workshop on Mediterranean forest management and Natura 2000

9–11 May 2016 (t.b.c.), Parc naturel régional du Luberon, France This two-day workshop will address current issues in Mediterranean forest management. 

Natura 2000 Monitoring workshop:

Integrating conservation management and monitoring, 19–21 October 2015, Barcelona, Spain As part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, Eurosite (a member of the contractor's team led by ECNC) organised this three-day workshop

Launched the Project PAN LIFE: integrated management of Rete Natura 2000

Launched in October the project LIFE PAN - Natura 2000 Action Programme, which aims to achieve an integrated and efficient management of the Natura 2000 network in Calabria. The project will be funded under the Programme " Life Share Network Nature 2000 " and by the Regione Calabria, Regione Calabria, Dipartimento Presidenza – Settore Cooperazione, and will involve other seven Partners.

Rete Natura 2000 in Calabria

Calabria, with its coastline of more than 700 kilometers, with its forests, mountains and lakes, preserves a wealth of priceless biodiversity.

PAN LIFE, a project to preserve biodiversity in Calabria

Thanks to the PAN LIFE project regional administrations will adopt a strategic tool for the conservatio, management and enhancement of the European ecological network Natura 2000 in Calabria. Cofunded by the European Commission, through the line of LIFE + funding, PAN LIFE intends to involve citizens, the scientific community and all interested sectors (agriculture, forestry, tourism and fishing)in the management of the ecological network creating new opportunities for participation and employment.

Environment Calabria Region

184 sites, representing 1 % of the region, protect the most beautiful nature of Calabria: 8 plant species, some of which are unique in the world, and 69 types of habitats including 18 rare and at risk.

First audit of PAN  LIFE

On May 26th, the first auditing visit to the project PAN LIFE, has been held in Catanzaro , at the headquarters of Regione Calabria. Timesis NEEMO is the head of the auditing group appointed by the LIFE + program to monitor the financed projects. The outcome of the visit was positive and the auditor pointed out that the success of the project depends on the commitment of all partners and the collaboration among the different sectors involved.       .

Councillor Fedele on the Project "Pan Life"

Was held yesterday in Catanzaro, in the seat of the Presidency Regional Palazzo Alemanni, thefirst meeting of the Project "Pan Life", funded under the Programme "Life ActionNatura 2000 "in which the region Calabria is Lead Agency, through the DepartmentInternationalization and Cooperation and the Area of International Cooperationdepartment Chair